WE CAN HELP YOU GET RID OF NUISANCE WILDLIFE PROBLEMS
As the second most populous city in the state, Colorado Springs, CO, features plenty of spots for wildlife pests to reside. For example, neighborhoods provide food sources and shelter from the state's extreme weather. The diverse topography of the region also allows many different animals to thrive.
Wild Animal Removal
Safe, humane removal of nuisance animals and pests from your home or property.
Wildlife Pest Prevention
Reliable prevention from future animal intrusions in your home.
Animal Damage Remediation
Professional and permanent repairs to entry points and insulation. Disinfecting areas damaged by urine and feces.
Common Wildlife Problems in Colorado Springs, CO
Critter Control specializes in wildlife pest control. Resourceful wildlife can find countless ways into your home. We create a custom wildlife control strategy to humanely remove the nuisance animal from your home and ensure the animal cannot return.
Colorado species like big brown, little brown, and Brazilian free-tailed bats will live anywhere from bridges in urban centers to rural caves. As a result, residents of any part of Colorado Springs may deal with them. Attics, barn lofts, and other elevated spaces are common places for bat colonies. Since these pests can transmit rabies, bats near people pose a health risk.
Inspection- Small squeaking sounds. Piles of droppings in one corner of the house. Stains on walls and strong ammonia smell.
Trapping & Removing- Generally you can only remove a bat if its in the livable part of your home. Most likely one way doors will be employed once the bats offspring have reached maturity.
Repairs- sealing entry points. Disinfecting area under roost from accumulation of guano.
Colorado property owners are likely familiar with both ground and tree squirrels. The ground squirrel is an outdoor pest, often stealing food from gardens, stripping bark from trees, and digging in lawns. On the other hand, tree-dwelling species frequently cause issues inside. Squirrel mothers may move into chimneys or attics to raise their young.
Inspection- Gnaw marks on, in, or around your home. Small openings to attics or the crawl space. Droppings. Debris like nuts or nesting materials.
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping, deterrents, one-way doors.
Repairs- exculsion services focus on repairing entry points. Removing debris, repairing nest sites, decontaminating droppings and urine.
Raccoons also see homes as the perfect locations to give birth. Females may force their way under porches and decks, creating small and protected dens. This can weaken structures and lead to costly repairs. Additionally, roundworm and rabies infections become pressing concerns for homeowners when a raccoon lives nearby.
Inspection- looking for footprints in or around home, large openings, raccoon poop
Trapping & Removal- Live trapping most effective and humane
Repairs- Seal all entry points. Restore attic insultation. Latrine disinfection and clean up.
Rodent Pest Control
Rats and mice are typical pest animals in a home. Proximity to water and buildings with plenty of entry holes allow the pests to travel freely and breed rapidly. In homes, a mouse or rat may contaminate food with waste, spread disease, and destroy property. To effectively get rid of rats you need to control the population. Female rats can have six litters in one year. The wildlife technician will determine the best type of trap, placement of trap, and the best bait to use.
Inspection- Noises such as scurrying and rat or mouse droppings most prominent signs you have a rodent infestation
Trapping- Variety of traps available.
Repairs- caulking cracks, capping chimneys, installing mesh over vents.
Prairie Dog Control
Colorado is home to three species of prairie dogs. Active during the day, the Black-tailed prairie dog does not hibernate but will stay in its burrow for days at a time during colder days. In Colorado, they have one litter of three to eight pups per year in March or April. The pups venture out of their burrows after five to six weeks.
Prairie dogs are easy to observe. They will sit on their mounds during the day when they are most active. Prairie dog mounds are usually 6 to 12 inches high so they can be difficult to spot from a distance. But the mounds are wide (up to 10 feet across!). Prairie dogs are highly social and can live in colonies (prairie dog towns) of up to 40 individuals.
Unlikely to enter a manmade structure, damage occurs in the yard. The burrows destroy lawns, eat gardens, defoliate a ranch, and create tripping hazards for people and livestock. Abandoned burrows become homes to other animals like rabbits, snakes, and spiders.
Inspection- Easy to spot prairie dogs sitting on mounds. Thirty-five mounds per acre is common. A crater- or dome-shaped mound often marks the entrance to a prairie dog hole.
Trapping – Setting up special fences or visual barriers may help to prevent problems with prairie dog tunnels naturally. For a more proactive approach, property owners can set double-door wire traps or flush burrows with soapy water. Fumigants and poisons are legal in Colorado.
Dangerous Pests of Colorado Springs
Residents may spot coyotes and rattlesnakes in their yards as well. A coyote typically comes into suburban areas to hunt or scrounge for food. Targets may include squirrels, rabbits, and small pets. Attacks on humans are rare, but they do happen.
Like a coyote, a rattlesnake will not seek out people to bite, but they will defend themselves if threatened. Snakes hide in brush or tall grasses, and accidentally disturbing the pests may cause them to strike. The venomous bites of rattlesnakes require immediate medical attention.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Chimney Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Mice in Walls & Attics
- Raccoon Trapping
- Raccoons in Attic
- Rats in Walls & Attics
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Skunks Under Heating Units
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
- Ground Squirrels
- House Finches
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Stinging Insects
- Yellow Jackets
Serving the following locations:
By County: Elbert, El Paso and Teller Counties
Green Mountain Falls
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (719) 882-1765